Definitely visit the Asklipeio. It is situated about 4 km south east of the town, built upon a hill with stone pipes. In this temple, in ancient years health and art were idolized. Asklipion goes back to the 4th BC and it consists of three consecutive rooms that connect to one another with elaborate external staircases. In the first room you will see propylaea, the altars, and the archs of Roman descent, where the faithful ones used to put their holy offers. In the east side of this room, one will find the ancient Roman public baths.Behind the baths, in a much newer building, the museum of Asklepios is accommodated.
Going up to the second roof you will see the sanctuary of Apollo Kyparissios . Making on the west side, you will see the first temple of Asclepius , in which the treasure of Apollo was discovered, which, among other things included the mythic treasures of the Queen Kleopatra. In the third and final chamber , you will see places where they used to keep patients who were in the stage of recuperation, while at the centre of the roof an additional temple of Asclepius exists even today, which was build according to the Doric order.
The Gate to the Market which is to be found within the surrounded by walls town of Kos. There one will see five Orthodox churches and the castle of the town, whose construction dates back from around 1390. The impressive thing about this castle is that for its completion all kinds of archeological stones and marbles were put into use.
The Pine Tree of Hippocrates. If you happen to walk on the bridge that links the castle to the square of loggias you will meet the Pine tree of Hippocrates, the oldest tree in Europe, which is of 2.500 years of life. According to this tradition, under the shadow of this tree, the father of Medicine uses to teach his pupils. In the south of the pine tree you will find a series of ancient buildings and constructions which go back to the Hellenistic and Roman era. You will be drawn by Nymphaeum , where public toilets used to exist. The impressive fact about this building is the pillars, all of them made from white marble. Near Nymphaeum , you will see the ruins of the ancient gym in Kos, the so-called Scratch . Out of the 81 columns which in total encircle the building, 17 of them have been restored up to now.
Casa Romana in ancient Agora, which is a building of Pompeian type built upon the foundations of a construction from the Hellenistic period. This building has yards with no roofs and their basic purpose was to shed light and clean air in the surrounding rooms.
Don't forget to visit the centre of the town, at Eleutheria Square and the archeological museum of the island which is housed in a splendid building. Its main exhibits are statues which came to surface after the devastating earthquake in 1933.
The Knights' Castle It is built on the right side of the port, and it is the most imposing monument of Venetian . IT is kept in a very good condition and constitutes a classic piece of imposing defence for its era. It consists of a double wall and a moat.It was constructed in the 15th century but its completion took place during the 16th century.
Kos Airport info
Postal address: Hippocrates Airport 85302 KOS GREECE
Things to see & do in Kos